Kawasaki has launched the Kawasaki Versys 1000 BS6 in India. The greener litre-class dual-sport motorcycle has been priced at INR 10.99 lakh.
The Kawasaki Versys 1000 made its entry into the Indian market in February 2019. It is the range-topping model in the Team Green’s Versys range. Other models in this range include the Kawasaki Versys-X 300 and Kawasaki Versys 650. The Versys 1000 has now received its BS6 update.
Kawasaki Versys 1000 BS6 Specs
The Kawasaki website reveals that not much has changed, with even the specifications being more or less the same as the 2019 model. The new bike gets the Ninja 1000’s 1,043cc, inline, four-cylinder engine, but in a different state of tune, producing 120hp at 9,000rpm and 102Nm of torque at 7,500rpm, which is identical to that of the 2019 Versys 1000.
The Kawasaki Versys 1000 BS6 received its most recent cosmetic update in 2018. With that update, Kawasaki brought its design language more in line with the current Ninja family. The bike rides on 17-inch alloy wheels on both ends, with the front getting a 120/70 ZR-17 tyre and the rear using a 180/55 ZR-17 tyre.
It also features an LED headlight, an adjustable windscreen and an LCD-equipped semi-digital console. The 2020 Versys 1000 also carries over all its electronic and rider aids from the 2019 model. These include the Kawasaki Traction Control (KTRC), cruise control, Kawasaki Cornering Management Function (KCMF) and the Kawasaki Intelligent anti-lock Brake System (KIBS).
Kawasaki engineers have also loaded the new Versys 1000 with two power modes and a five-axis Bosch IMU.
The Versys 1000 sits at the top of the line-up – above the Versys-X 300 and the Versys 650 – and comes to India via the CKD route. Despite being a litre-class adventure tourer, its seat height of 790mm makes it accessible and its massive 21-litre fuel tank aids its touring prowess.
The Versys 1000 sits at the top of the line-up – above the Kawasaki Ninja one of the best bikes the company has produced.
The Kawasaki Versys 1000 BS6 is available in two colour options – Candy Lime Green/Metallic Spark Black and Pearl Stardust White / Metallic Spark Black.
Booking for the 2020 Versys 1000 is now open on the company’s website, and deliveries are expected to commence in a couple of weeks from now, when Kawasaki dealerships across the country are up and running again, following the relaxation of the lockdown.